Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society (7th Edition)

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9780205520961: Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society (7th Edition)

Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society provides readers with a political perspective on social welfare with definitions of liberal, conservative, and radical positions - in order to help them better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs.

 

This popular introductory text is written by two of the best-known authors in social work and social welfare. The Seventh Edition continues to examine the values, ethics, and knowledge needed by social workers, as well as exploring social workers' current roles in social welfare programs. A key strength of this text is its strong coverage of the history of social welfare movements.  It allows readers to place welfare developments in an historical context.

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Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society

Seventh Edition

 

Philip R. Popple (University of Texas, Arlington)

Leslie Leighninger (Arizona State University)

 

Basic Approach:

 

Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society provides students with a political perspective on social welfare–with definitions of liberal, conservative and radical positions–in order to help them better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs.

 

Thoroughly updated, the Seventh Edition continues to examine the values, ethics and knowledge needed by social workers; and explores their current roles in social welfare programs.

 

Highlights of the New Edition:

  • NEW! Full-Color design helps highlight the numerous & updated charts, figures, photographs and boxed material throughout the text.
  • Revised Chapter 4 demonstrates generalist practice methods and approaches, as well as ethical dilemmas students might face in practice.
  • Revised Chapter 5 provides students with a broad view of how diversity issues affect the population, their clients and their profession. 
  • NEW! coverage of the following areas: Hispanic immigration to the U.S., diversity, the profession of social work, social work and politics, poverty, child welfare, mental health, health care, social work and religion, housing/homelessness/community development, aging, crime, criminal justice, and more!
  • NEW! Half of the opening case vignettes have been replaced.

What the reviewers are saying...

 

“Top strengths include the overall approach, the chapters on religion and developing your own perspective, and the “What Americans Believe” sections.   I will consider using Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society for my course for its strengths.”

----Kristi O’Dell, University of Mississippi

 

“The thing I like most about this text is the infusion of political perspectives throughout.  I believe this approach helps our students understand the strong connection between people’s lives, social services and the political environment.  Many have never stopped to question their own affiliations or associated platforms.  I also think the text covers most issues thoroughly and with care.”    

-------Laura Lowe,   Texas Tech University

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About the Author:

Philip R. Popple, BS,  University of North Texas; MSW, Washington University (St. Louis); Ph.D, Washington University (St. Louis). Dr. Popple has seven years social work practice experience as a child welfare worker, a program evaluator, child welfare training specialist, and training administrator. He began his academic career in 1976 and has served as an advanced standing program coordinator, a baccalaureate program director at two schools, a school director/chair at two schools, and is currently serving as Baccalaureate Program Director at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he served as Interim Dean in 2008/2009. Dr. Popple is co-author of three social work texts: Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society, 8th ed., 2008 (with Leslie Leighninger); The Policy Based Profession, An Introduction to Policy Analysis for Social Workers, 5th ed., 2011; and Child Welfare Social Work: An Introduction, 2007 (with Francine Vecchiolla). He is currently under contract with Allyn & Bacon for a book to be titled Compassion and Protection: A History of Social Work and Social Welfare in the United States.


Leslie Leighningeris a Professor Emerita at the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. She has degrees from Oberlin College, Syracuse University, and the University of California  Berkeley.  She is the author of Social Work :  Search for Identity, and Creating a New Profession:  The Beginnings of Social Work Education in the United States.  Her research specialty is social work and social welfare history.  She was a Vice President of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work and the Council of Social Work Education.

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